Graduate Student, University of Chicago
Matthew Wehmeier ’15 is studying toward a master’s degree in history. He’s enrolled in the Master of Arts Program for the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago.
“Getting to know the people in both my programs was easily the best part of my experience, professors and fellow students alike, and I keep in contact with many of them to this day.”
How did Carthage prepare you?
“My experience as a German major allowed me to live abroad not once, but twice; first in Berlin for a semester as a student, and then in Jena, Thuringia, as an English teaching assistant through the Fulbright Program. I use my language skills on a near-daily basis studying at the University of Chicago, and I would not be able to complete my master’s thesis without the skills I learned at Carthage.”
How has your liberal arts education benefitted you?
“My German language skills were indispensable on a daily basis when I went to teach in Jena, and I was able to use them to make connections with other young people in the area.”